Wednesday, April 01, 2009

DIY Bike Lights

The Impaler passes along word of the following workshop.
Saturday Apr 4th from 2-4pm at the Bike Dump, 631 Main St.

Build a high intensity LED DiNotte style bike light suitable for seeing the road or trail ahead and blinding others if aimed too high.

The light will be similar to this one but with a metal clamp mount. The batteries included (2AA) will run the light for 2-3 hours. More or larger batteries will give a longer run time. If anyone would like to modify the electronics for use with a generator (we have some at the Dump) I’d be happy to help after the workshop.

If you prefer, you can also build it as a toque or helmet mounted head lamp instead.

There are a limitied quantity of materials available, please rsvp to Graham if you plan to attend. The cost for materials per light is around $15-20. Equivalent donations are suggested.
Looks interesting. He says there are still a few spots available.


Anonymous said...

I am absolutley interested but cannot make it. I would definately be interested in a beer supplied (by me of course) tutorial though.

Dallas " I love workshops." Sigurdur

Brad the Impaler said...

There is a possibility of another one in fall. It would be easier if we could guarantee ten participants. I don't think we should have a problem with hitting that number.